9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pori online visit planner .

London, UK to Pori is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online attractions planner .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get advice or help at Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder site .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route builder site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©

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